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Talking staff wellbeing up and down the country!

11th July 2018

Wow June was a busy month for us! We attended events up and down the country from Birmingham, Berkshire to Essex, talking to education staff about how we can support them and speaking on topics ranging from wellbeing to leadership.

Inspiring Leadership 

We were honoured to be chosen as the Charity Partner for The Inspiring Leadership Conference in Birmingham this year.

The conference was attended by headteachers and aspiring heads from throughout the UK. They heard from a range of motivating speakers from the world of education, business and beyond. including Professor Steve ‘Chimp Paradox’ Peters, Alastair Campbell and Lucy Adams.

Our stand was super busy with school leaders finding out about our support and wellbeing services for education staff. Delegates also shared their own wellbeing tips on our Wall of Wellbeing.

We also hosted six Wellbeing Zones focusing on different aspects of life including physical fitness, mental health, career and finance.

Free personality tests and Indian head massages were a highlight!

Festival of Education

The Festival of Education at Wellington College was buzzing with activity over two days in June.

The event, held at the beautiful Wellington College, featured an inspiring array of workshops and speakers. It was standing-room only at our discussion ‘Staff wellbeing and its impact on the recruitment and retention crisis’. The panel, Vic Goddard, Adrian Bethune, Victoria Hewett and Lord Lucas, gave some great insights into the issues. We have collated some of the highlights.

A big highlight at our stand and Wellbeing Zone was the Wall of Wellbeing. We asked everyone to share their ideas for looking after the wellbeing of education staff. Some fantastic tips were shared and we have collated them in a Wall of Wellbeing gallery.  

Great leadership and wellbeing programmes were definitely highlighted as making the work environment a supportive one that would encourage staff retention.

TeachWellFest

We were thrilled to be chosen as the Charity of the Year for the inaugural TeachWellFest, a fabulous gathering of like-minded speakers and sessions all aimed to make staff wellbeing in schools a priority.

Key note speakers included Georgia Holleran (Founder of TeachWellFest) Vic Goddard (Principal at Passmores Academy) Emma Kell (Teacher and author of How to Survive in Teaching) and our very own Julian Stanley.

Sessions were focused on both mental & physical wellbeing with an atmosphere of relaxed learning made the festival a great success. We have in-depth conversations at our stand about the work we do as a charity and the way in which we can be a support for all working in education.

Speaking directly to education staff is always a heart-warming experience and TeachWellFest was no different. This was an amazing event and we were delighted to be involved and hope to continue the partnership for many years to come.